Gwyneth Paltrow actress and owner of Goop has written a book about sex.

The mum of two – Apple, 13 and Moses, 12, says “We’re living in a time where there’s so much access to everything,” she said on Good Morning America.

“I have a 12-year-old boy and I live in fear that he’s going to learn all about sex from the internet.”

Her new book, The Sex Issue: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Sexuality, Seduction and Desire is a modern take of the Joy of Sex from 1972.

“Sexuality is an important topic,” she said. “And I think sometimes people think it’s taboo and they don’t want to talk about it.”

Steve Biddulph recently shared how he thinks it is important that parents talk to their kids about porn.

Young boys are getting their sex education from porn and that is sadly resulting in many injuries to young girls.

“82% of porn involves abuse, so both boys and girls are getting the wrong info about sex”, says Steve.

“Boys need to learn that sex is kind and gently.  Nothing like what you see in a porn movie.”

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  • I know girls are taught sex education at schools.
    I’d be alarmed if the boys aren’t taught sex education at schools too.


  • If you raise your children knowing they can talk to you about any and every issue, boys and girls airing their problems and getting correct and reasonable answers, then there is no need to worry. My four children, two of each, used to bring their friends home for a meal and we would talk about so-called ‘taboo’ subjects while we ate our meal around the dining table. Nothing was taboo and girls learnt about boys masturbating and having wet dreams and boys learnt about girls menstruating and everyone talked about their problems and we sorted it out in a round table conference.


  • Very important indeed that we as parents ourselves have an open communication about sex with our kids. Like Gwyneth, I have a beautiful, sweet and gentle 12 year old and it would devastate me if he would be brainwashed by watching porn.


  • It’s how you raise your kids you teach them manners ,respect themselves and others and what’s good and bad for them

    • Absolutely – spot on! Parents really do have to be teachers and role models for their children and teach them manners and respect.


  • There are a wealth of books, online educational resources, digital resources and other resources on sex education. I do not have these concerns because we address all of these issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner.


  • It is very concerning that young boys are learning about sex from watching porn on the internet. So many young girls are being injured by tgese boys who think porn is the norm


  • Why is she only worried about her son and not her daughter too?


  • Yes, I worry about this. I’m not sure she’s the authority I’d turn to, though.


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